TAG: OSHA

SafetyWatch: How to beat heat stress

August 15, 2019By and
Safety vest (Photo: 3M)

Summer is here. A lot of us have been waiting all winter for this weather, but if you have to work in the heat and humidity, you may not share those same feelings. Not only can it be uncomfortable, but it also can be downright dangerous if not taken seriously. That’s why it’s important for everyone in your crew to... read more

Government Affairs: We’ve made progress, but work-related injuries still too high

August 6, 2019By

In the early 2000s, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) developed a list of seven target industries on which to concentrate its compliance and enforcement efforts. At the top of that list were landscape contractors. OSHA chose these seven target industries based upon their high incidence of severe work-related injuries and workdays lost due to those injuries. Industry... read more

Best practices for irrigation installation contracts

February 6, 2019By
Irrigation installation project (Photo: Winchel Irrigation)

Securing commercial irrigation installation projects is great for your business, just make sure the contracts protect you and your employees. read more

JohnDow adds 25-gallon UL-listed steel diesel caddy to fuel handling lineup

February 6, 2019By

The new Diesel Caddy is tested and approved to U.L. requirements for leakage, rupture, stability, abuse and endurance. read more

Dust off your safety plan

January 7, 2019By
Hand holding dust (Photo: iQ Power Tools)

Landscape contractors who work with hardscape materials are taking note of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Respirable Crystalline Silica standard, which affects the type of equipment and practices they use on the job site. Crystalline silica is a mineral found in materials like stone, concrete, brick, sand and mortar. Respirable particles are created from the crystalline silica when... read more

Government Affairs: OSHA silica dust rule one year later—are you complying?

June 5, 2018By

Last Sept. 23, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) silica dust rule went into effect. This regulation is designed to protect workers from exposure to excessive levels of airborne silica dust that comes from cutting, drilling, sanding or grinding concrete pavers, bricks, stone or other materials containing crystalline silica. The health effects of prolonged exposure to silica dust are... read more